From time to time we receive phone calls from clients informing us that somebody called them claiming that they were from the Australian Taxation Office. The caller proceeds to inform the client that they have committed tax evasion and that a warrant will be issued for their arrest. It is obvious that the caller is not from the ATO and the sole purpose of the call is to scam the client.
The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is experiencing technical difficulties with its online facilities. Since this morning, all of the department’s websites including the public website and agent portals have not been accessible.